words associated with winter
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As well as finding words related to other words, you can enter phrases and it should give you related words and phrases, so long as the phrase/sentence you entered isn’t too long. You will probably get some weird results every now and then – that’s just the nature of the engine in its current state.
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Brrrrrr! Here’s an icy blast of words that will give your young writers a leg up when they’re crafting stories and poems about winter. Remember—using a word bank isn’t cheating! It’s simply another great tool to slip into your children’s tool belt of writing aids.
Categories. Here’s a fun pre-writing activity! Copy the list of winter words to a Word document or Notepad. Then have your child copy/paste words into different categories. Alternatively, she can write the words by hand, crossing them off the list as she transfers them to her paper.
Winter Lesson Plans and discussion questions:
1. Give examples of the technology that meteorologists use to track weather conditions.
2. Discuss winter weather in different places
3. Research the meaning of terms such as blizzards, blowing snow, flurries, snow squalls etc.
1. Snow crystals can be grouped into more than 80 different types/categories.
2. Shapes of snowflakes depend on weather temperature and the moisture in the air at the time they are forming.
3. Research shows that shapes vary. They can look like columns, dendrites, needles, plates and the shapes are quite irregular.
4. Most snowflakes have six sides.
Sposh is thought to be a combination of the words slush and posh, but before you get overly excited about the new factoid with which you plan on boring your in-laws to tears, there are a couple of things you should know. First, posh does not itself come from “port-outward-starboard-home,” or any other acronym. Second, the posh that sposh is based on is a totally different kind of than the one meaning “fashionable”; this one is an archaic word, meaning “a slushy mass (as of mud or broken ice).”
Definition: the partially compacted granular snow that forms the surface part of the upper end of a glacier; broadly : a field of granular snow
It’s always nice to be reminded that generations before ours were often preoccupied with the same bad habits as are people in the current day, and furthermore, that these ancestors of our had slang words for these bad habits, just as kids today do. The use of the word snowbird in reference to cocaine may sound like a fairly recent application, but it actually dates over a hundred years, being used from at least 1909 (although it initially was used to describe a cocaine dealer, rather than a user of the drug). The druggy use of this word is actually older than the one to describe a person who goes to Florida for the winter.
: situated or occurring under the snow
The Sledge (U.K)/Sled (U.S) ran smoothly over the frozen snow.
Take your boots off outside if they’re muddy.
One of the first signs of winter is the hoarfrost of late autumn. Deriving its name from an Old English word ( hoar ), meaning “to appear old,” this is the thin, crisp coating of ice that often forms on objects during cool nights with clear skies. The clear skies allow the ground to lose heat more quickly than the surrounding air, and the humidity in the atmosphere condenses and freezes solid. This frost can occur even when the air a few feet above ground is well above freezing, and usually melts within an hour or two of sunrise.
On a very small scale, albedo can be experienced just by changing your shirt from black to white. The darker colors absorb much more of the radiation from the sun, and are much better at keeping you warm, while bright whites can reflect almost all of the heat, and can help keep you cool in the summer.
If you’re feeling competitive – or just mischievous – you can have a snowball fight with your friends. The boy in the picture has stocked up on snowballs (accumulated a lot of them for future use) so that he has plenty of ammunition!
Watch out when walking on snow or ice, because the ground is slippery – that’s an adjective meaning it’s easy to slip (lose your balance when you step on the ground).
As we are in the middle of winter, with snow storms in America and in parts of Asia, it seems appropriate to write about vocabulary related to this topic. It can be cold in the UK but what other words can we use to describe our weather? Hopefully you will learn some new words as we look at 5 expressions you could use when speaking with friends in English about the Winter.
- Chilly (adj.)
The word ‘chilly’ has two meanings – one as a noun (to describe a plant which is a bit spicy) and the other as an adjective. When you use the word ‘chilly’ as an adjective it can mean uncomfortably cold: “It’s been a chilly January” or “I felt a bit chilly this morning”.
- Freezing (adj.)
The word above can be both an adjective and noun, similar to above but as an adjective ‘freezing’ can mean to be below 0°C and can describe the overall temperature to be very cold: “It’s freezing today!”.
- I can’t feel my toes (expression)
You may feel so cold that some parts of your body may become numb and you lose feeling in parts of your body. If this is the case, you could say “It’s so cold today! I can’t feel my toes!”.
- To be on thin ice (idiom)
If you are doing something which is risky or dangerous, such as walking on thin ice as it may break, you will get into trouble: “As Mark didn’t arrive to work on time this week, he’s on thin ice with his boss”.
- To give someone the cold shoulder (idiom)
You can use this idiom at any time of the year, just like the idiom above, and it means to act unfriendly or to ignore someone: “Claire is giving me the cold shoulder since I embarrassed her by dancing in front of her friends”.